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Shelf Interest: Onyi Nwabineli Author Link-Up & Book Chat

Join us to discuss "Allow Me to Introduce Myself" with Onyi Nwabineli live on zoom!

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Shelf Interest: Onyi Nwabineli Author Link-Up & Book Chat
Shelf Interest: Onyi Nwabineli Author Link-Up & Book Chat

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30 May 2024, 18:00 – 20:00 BST

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About the event

Join us to interview Onyi Nwabineli about "Allow Me to Introduce Myself" - Shelf Interest book club's focus for the month of May.

From 6pm-7pm Onyi Nwabineli will be live with us on zoom answering our questions on this highly anticipated novel, with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions too! This is free for anyone to join!

About the Author

ONYI NWABINELI is a Nigerian-British writer. Born in Benin, Nigeria, she grew up in Glasgow, the Isle of Man and Newcastle, and now lives in London. Onyi is the co-founder of Surviving Out Loud, a fund that provides financial support for survivors of sexual assault, and the founder of Black Pens, a writing retreat for Black women. Her debut novel, Someday, Maybe, was published by Magpie in 2022, was a Good Morning America and Book of the Month Club Pick, and was shortlisted for the Diverse Book Awards.

About the Book

Aṅụrị’s stepmother, Ophelia, is the ultimate ‘mumfluencer’. Throughout Aṅụrị’s childhood, she catalogued every minute, milestone and carefully curated family outing on social media, cultivating a devoted - and sizeable - following. Now Aṅụrị is twenty-five years old and her life looks pretty perfect from the outside. Ophelia’s fans could be forgiven for wondering why Aṅụrị spends much of her time insulting men online for money, battling the call of alcohol, running away from her PhD application, and reminding herself that Ophelia doesn’t choose her outfits any more.

Aṅụrị might have cut ties with Ophelia, but when she sees her little sister being pushed into the same spotlight, she knows it’s time to act. With so much at stake however, her stepmother won’t give up without a fight. 

Get ready to question your ‘harmless’ social media habit in this stunning second novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.

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Schedule


  • 1 hour

    Interview with Onyi Nwabineli

    Zoom

  • 1 hour

    Members book chat

    Zoom

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